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Mapping COVID: Unlocking NYU Research to Predict Patterns of Exposure and Transmission

Join the NYU Alumni Community to hear first-hand from the New York University researchers capturing highly detailed three-dimensional data on human movements and behaviors—particularly around medical facilities, public transportation systems, and essential services—to document the complex landscape of “surface vectors” and thus opportunities for COVID-19 transmission. Working under a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant for proposals with severe urgency, the team from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the School of Global Public Health is a first for NYU. Joint the lead investigator for the project, Debra Laefer, a professor of civil and urban engineering at NYU Tandon who also serves as a professor of urban informatics and director of citizen science at its Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), and the co-leader for the project Thomas Kirchner, director of the NYU mobile health lab and an assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at the School of Global Public Health to learn more!

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